What’s the weather like in Malta in March?
Lying in the Mediterranean between Sicily and North Africa, Malta enjoys some of the best weather in Europe. As spring takes hold things get nice and warm in March, while the amount of rain reduces. If it does rain, it’s usually in short downpours.
Breezes from the Mediterranean Sea keep things cool in Malta, with the ocean at its coolest in March. As it’s quite flat and exposed, Malta can be fairly windy at times, and the weather is generally the same across the country. Hot winds can occasionally blow over from Africa, which pushes temperatures up.
The average high temperature in Malta during March is 18ºC, perfectly warm enough to relax on the beach. You should pack some warmer clothes for the evenings as well as your beach gear though, as temperatures averagely drop to 10ºC. The average sea temperature’s 16ºC, while humidity’s low and generally ranges from around 60-95%. Average rainfall’s 37mm over the course of nine rainy days.
In March you can expect 12 hours of daylight with seven hours of sunshine each day and UV levels will be moderate. Sunset’s just before 6pm at the beginning of March, this is pushed back to 7.20pm towards the end of the month when daylight saving starts.
Things to Do
Things to do
Malta has some great ancient sites to check out, and the March weather’s ideal for exploring attractions such as the Ħagar Qim temple complex. Put the winds to good use and set sail on a boat trip, and head to the Blue Grotto on the south coast. Ghallis, Palm Beach and St Thomas are great surfing spots, although you’ll want to wear a wetsuit during March. You’ll need a thicker suit if you’re planning on going diving, with dive shops putting on trips all year round.
Where to stay
The capital city Valletta’s on Malta’s north coast, offering lots of twisty historic streets and is a great port to explore. Sliema and St Julian’s lie further north and are Malta’s most popular resorts despite having rocky beaches. If you’re after a sandy stretch then head to Golden Bay or Ghajn Tuffieha in the north west, or Mellieha Bay with its inviting long beach. To the southeast of Mellieha Bay, Bugibba and Qawra are both lively resorts, while there’s a more relaxed vibe on the island of Gozo; try Ramla Bay in the north.